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26.
Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent.
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1904. Octavo, 289, 16 pages. Advertisements. Photographically illustrated. FIRST EDITION. While best known for the Boston Cooking School Cookbook, Fannie Farmer had more than a passing acquaintance with issues of health, convalescence and medicine. Farmer suffered a debilitating stroke following high school, and struggled for years to regain her mobility. After her studies at the Boston Cooking School she took summer courses at the Harvard... (Item #5183)
Price: $90.00
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The Use of Brandy and Salt, as a remedy for various internal as well as external diseases, inflammation and local injuries: containing ample directions for making and applying it. Explained by...
New-York: Carvill & Co., 108 Broadway; James Van Norden & Co. Printers, No. 60 William street, 1842. Slim octavo (18 x 10.5 cm.), [2], 42, [2 blank] pages. Index. Stated "second edition, corrected and enlarged" but Second American printing, following that of New York, 1841. That in turn followed the original English issue of 1840. A formula for therapeutic concoction combining wine, ethanol and sodium chloride for a, "a simple... (Item #6993)
Price: $300.00
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Hygiène Alimentaire Des Malades, Des Convalescents Et Des Valétudinaires Ou Du Régime Envisagé Comme Moyen Thérapeutique.
Paris: J.B. Baillière, 1867. Octavo, xxii, 670 pages. Second edition, revised and expanded. The second published work by the medical doctor and researcher, Jean Baptiste Fonssagrives, perhaps best known for his first work, Traité d'hygiène navale, (Treatise on Naval Hygiene), in which he took a look at the overall living conditions of French sailors, including their diet and quarters, and suggested a healthier living situation might produce a better fighting..... (Item #5974)
Price: $90.00
Hygiène Alimentaire Des Malades, Des Convalescents Et Des Valétudinaires Ou Du Régime Envisagé Comme Moyen Thérapeutique. Fonssagrives, Jean-Baptiste.
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1. Rorande det af Herr Henrik Gahn upptakta medlet, aseptin, att fran forskamming bevara kott och organiska amnen I allmanhet; 2. Henrik Gahn och hans “uppfinningar” Amykos och Aseptin; 3. Beskrifing ofver anvadandet at Henrik Gahns Patenterade Aseptin; 4. Amykos [broadside]; 5. flyer for Meyer Zadig’s “Tymolin”; 6. 29 contemporary pharmaceutical labels.
[Sweden – various places: various, 1869-1889]. Five works bound together, all FIRST EDITIONS. Henrik Gahn (1820-1874) invented the first antiseptics to be used in Sweden, which he called “Aseptin” and “Amykos”, the first being a secret preparation containing boric acid, used for preserving articles of food, which he patented in 1869; the second for use as a mouthwash and disinfectant. The eponymous firm based on his work, Henrik Gahn AB..... (Item #6882)
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1. Rorande det af Herr Henrik Gahn upptakta medlet, aseptin, att fran forskamming bevara kott och organiska amnen I allmanhet; 2. Henrik Gahn och hans “uppfinningar” Amykos och Aseptin; 3. Beskrifing ofver anvadandet at Henrik Gahns Patenterade Aseptin; 4. Amykos [broadside]; 5. flyer for Meyer Zadig’s “Tymolin”; 6. 29 contemporary pharmaceutical labels. Henrik Gahn.
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Pleasures of Herbs.
London: Museum Press Limited, 1964. Octavo, 186 pages. Illustrated with drawings by author. First edition. In this guide, Hatfield places herbs in historical context, illuminates a wide variety of uses, and offers growing strategies. Instructions on how to effectively use each herb's flavor in food and which herbs are best for a town garden accompany tips on which herb will keep your teeth white and breath fresh. "Here are facts... (Item #3039)
Price: $30.00
Pleasures of Herbs. Audrey Wynne Hatfield.
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Diet for the Sick. A Treatise on The Values of Foods, Their Application to Special Conditions of Health and Disease, and on the Best Methods of Their Preparation.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1885. Octavo, 234 pages+[4] ads. First edition of the author's second book, following her popular Practical Cooking and Dinner Giving of 1877. Henderson and her husband John B. Henderson, Senator from Missouri, were wealthy land speculators and early real estate developers, first in St. Louis, and then in Washington D.C., where she was instrumental in creating the Meridian Hill neighborhood. While this book is not... (Item #2761)
Price: $300.00
Diet for the Sick. A Treatise on The Values of Foods, Their Application to Special Conditions of Health and Disease, and on the Best Methods of Their Preparation. Mary Henderson.
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One Hundred and Sixty Culinary Dainties: for the Epicure, the Invalid and the Dyspeptic.
London: Dean & Son, n.d. c. 1884. Octavo, 150 pages + 2 ads. The Chef du Cuisine of "Messrs. Gunter & Co... and many of the Nobility" offers here a collection of dishes which in our world seem hardly dainty or appropriate for the invalid. Instead, within we find a meat centric extravaganza including "Curried Pheasants", and "Bombs of Fat Livers a l"Ambrosia'. There are a few beef teas, and... (Item #2289)
Price: $150.00
One Hundred and Sixty Culinary Dainties: for the Epicure, the Invalid and the Dyspeptic. Samuel Hobbs.
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Humphreys' Homeopathic Mentor, or Family Adviser in the Use of Specific Homeopathic Medicine. Revised and Enlarged Edition.
New York: Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. 1924. Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), iv, [1], 24-505, [10], [10] pages. Advertisements. Index. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Later edition, stated Revised and Enlarged. The Homeopathic Mentor was issued in its original version in 1956. Humphreys was the founder of the Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Company. Humphreys was the personal physician to Theron Tilden Pond, developer of Pond's Extract, derived from witch hazel, and... (Item #6444)
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Humphreys' Homeopathic Mentor, or Family Adviser in the Use of Specific Homeopathic Medicine. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Homeopathy, F. Humphreys, Frederick K. Humphreys.
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Hood's Cook Book. Number One. Reprint.
Lowell, Mass: C.I. Hood, n.d. Small octavo, 32 pages +ads. A later reprint, still issued by the company. A small product book, with both recipes and remedies, from the makers of Hood' Saponaceous Tooth Powder and Hood's Sasparilla. Very near fine in publisher's printed wrappers. (Item #2062)
Price: $30.00
Hood's Cook Book. Number One. Reprint. C. I. Apothecaries Hood.
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On the Loss of Teeth and Loose Teeth, and the Best Means of Restoring Them.
London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1861. Duodecimo, 61 pages. Later printing, (originally published in 1857). This small book served as an advertisement for the author's services in restoring teeth with "Flexible Coralite Gums," which replaced traditional, and much less flexible gold or bone gums. Illustrated folding-flap frontispiece depicts before and after Dr. Howard's new method. Near very good, in publishers lightly soiled gilt-stamped brown cloth. (Item #2006)
Price: $300.00
On the Loss of Teeth and Loose Teeth, and the Best Means of Restoring Them. Thomas Howard.
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Sickroom Food Recipes: What to cook and how to cook it for the sick.
[Ludlow, Vermont: D.F. Coolidge, Drugs, Books, & Stationery, circa 1900]. Booklet in stapled wrappers (13.5 x 8.5 cm.), [16] pages. Illustrated. Advertisements. Title from illustrated wrapper. Edition unknown. A promotional cookbook for drugstores and pharmacies, with recipes focused on invalid or sickroom cooking. The publication place and publisher above are from the first page of text, but it seems likely this is but one of many pharmacies that used the... (Item #6459)
Price: $150.00
Sickroom Food Recipes: What to cook and how to cook it for the sick. Invalid cookery, Drugs D F. Coolidge, Books, Stationery.
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The Action, Therapeutic Value and Use of the Carlsbad Sprudel Salt (Powder Form) and Its Relation to the Carlsbad Thermal Water.
Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co. 1891. Octavo, Viii, 9-100 pages. Charts and one illustration. First American edition and first of this English translation. Originally published Vienna, 1886 as Ueber die Wirkung des karlsbader Thermalwassers. Carlsbad Sprudel Salt was the evaporated form of water from the Karlovy Vary or Karlsbad Spa, where "taking the waters" had been a cure for centuries, and to which the European elite flocked for cures... (Item #5749)
Price: $300.00
The Action, Therapeutic Value and Use of the Carlsbad Sprudel Salt (Powder Form) and Its Relation to the Carlsbad Thermal Water. Dr. W. Jaworski, A L. A. Toboldt, Walery.
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Burnett's Floral Handbook.
Boston: Joseph Burnett & Co.; [printed by] Forbes Co. 1878. Booklet in stapled, chromolithographed wrapper (11.5 x 7.5 cm.), 40 pages. Illustrated advertisements throughout, Title, date, and publication information from cover. ~ A single issue of an attractive little calendar and promotional booklet produced annually, usually under the title Burnett's Floral Handbook and Ladies Calendar, by the company to advertise its various patent medicines, flavoring extracts for cooking, and hair... (Item #6432)
Price: $150.00
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A Diabetic Manual for the Mutual Use of Doctor and Patient.
Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1924. Octavo (20.5 x 14 cm.), vii, 211 pages. Index. Illustrated. Third edition, thoroughly revised. The original publication of 1918 was the first general work on diabetes, published before insulin was introduced as a treatment by Banting and his Toronto colleagues. The second edition introduced approaches to the prevention of diabetes, in part because of the Great War, during which the restriction of food and its... (Item #6936)
Price: $500.00
A Diabetic Manual for the Mutual Use of Doctor and Patient. Elliott P. Joslin M. D.
40.
Every-Day Dishes and Every-Day Work.
Battle Creek, MI: Modern Medicine Publishing Company, 1897. Octavo, 184, [8] pages. Ads. First edition. A collection of recipes from the Superintendent of the Cooking School at the Kellogg Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan. Many of the recipes include the use of cereals and grains, including products of the Sanitarium's Health Food Company. The final chapter covers efficient use of time, economizing money and material, and practical work systems. Some... (Item #4985)
Price: $150.00
Every-Day Dishes and Every-Day Work. Mrs. E. E. Kellogg, Ella Ervilla.
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Tobacco Leaf Its Culture and Cure, Marketing and Manufacture - A Practical Handbook on the Most Approved Methods in Growing Harvesting Curing Packing and Selling Tobacco, Also of Tobacco Manufacture.
New York: Orange Judd Comapny, 1903. Thick octavo, 506, [6] pages. Illustrated. Later printing. A survey of all aspects of tobacco, from history and trade through various varieties of leaf and their uses. Some light foxing throughout, otherwise very good, in handsome, bright and clean publisher's gilt-stamped brown cloth. (Item #3063)
Price: $250.00
Tobacco Leaf Its Culture and Cure, Marketing and Manufacture - A Practical Handbook on the Most Approved Methods in Growing Harvesting Curing Packing and Selling Tobacco, Also of Tobacco Manufacture. Killebrew J. B., Herbert Myrick.
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De l’Usage des Eaux Minérales naturelles et artificielles de Carlsbad, Embs, Marienbad, Eger, Pyrmont et Spa.
Leipzig/Paris: chez Brockhaus/Schubart et Heideloff, 1829. Duodecimo, xvi, 330 pages. First edition in French, translated from the second German edition, revised and corrected. Kreysig was physician to Frédéric Auguste King of the Saxons, from 1803 to 1828. His greatest contribution was to the art of diagnosis. Attractively bound in full calf with gilt decorated spine, red speckled edges. Early previous owner's name, otherwise very good. [OCLC locates thirteen copies, just..... (Item #4769)
Price: $250.00
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Practical Dietetics: Food value of meat, flesh food not essential to mental or physical vigor.
New York: Health-Culture Co., Publishers, 1900. Small octavo (17.5 x 13 cm.), 72 pages. Illustrated with diagrams. Health-Culture Library no. 19 (Oct. 1900). First edition. A pseudo-scientific study comparing vegetarian and meat-eating diets, from the editor of Health-Culture, and the three parts within were all published in the vegetarian magazine in slightly different form. Publisher's gilt-titled gray boards soiled and rubbed at the extremities. Inscribed on the free front endpaper... (Item #6120)
Price: $35.00
Practical Dietetics: Food value of meat, flesh food not essential to mental or physical vigor. W. R. C. Latson, William Richard Cunningham Latson.
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The Crimes We Commit Against our Stomachs: Why Some Foods Explode in Your Stomach.
[New York]: Corrective Eating Society, Inc. 1917. 14 x 10.3 cm, unpaginated [22 pages]. A pamphlet extolling the health benefits of “correct eating” as discovered and defined by the self-described “prophet” of nutritional advancement, Eugene Christian (1860-1930). Christian healed himself through a diet of raw and natural foods, a practice further supported here with testimonials from eleven individuals, including a “middle aged woman”, “bank cashier”, and “suffrage worker”. R.W. Lockwood..... (Item #3751)
Price: $35.00
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Hints on Various Subjects Connected With Our Business.
Buffalo: Steam Press of Thomas & Lathrops, 1856. Octavo, 151 pages. FIRST EDITION. A collection of commercial recipes for household and medicinal products, wines, perfumes, cosmetics and toiletries, soda water, spices, and more, with a special section at the rear explaining why they do not sell patent medicines, "the pill taking propensity, which a few years since was so general as to be called by foreigners an American nationalism...." A.... (Item #2766)
Price: $350.00
Hints on Various Subjects Connected With Our Business. Mathews, A. I. Co.
46.
The Home Modification of Cow's Milk.
Boston: Mellin's Food Company, 1905. Octavo (20.5 x 16 cm.), 46 pages. Illustrated throughout. An interesting how-to on the alteration of cow's milk for consumption by infants and children. Mellin's Food products are added to the cow's milk to alter the alkalinity and,supposedly, improve digestibility. Near fine, in publisher's brown and black-decorated light brown cloth. (Item #6620)
Price: $25.00
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Garden Spice and Wild Pot-Herbs. With illustrations cut on wood by Elfriede Abbe.
Ithaca, NY: Printed by Elfiede Abbe, 1954. Large quarto (30 x 22 cm.), 211 pages. FIRST EDITION, deluxe issue, limited to ninety hand-numbered copies printed on hand-made Japanese Kochi paper. This is copy number fifty-five. Illustrated with original woodblock prints and two prints made from zinc plates. One folding plate. Includes a list of Synonyms, a Glossary and an Index. A late American herbal of both garden and wild plants... (Item #2231)
Price: $750.00
Garden Spice and Wild Pot-Herbs. With illustrations cut on wood by Elfriede Abbe. Walter Conrad Muenscher, Myron Arthur Rice, Elfriede Abbe.
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The Ills of Indigestion, Their Causes and Their Cures, In Three Essays.
North Berkeley, California: Cumbernauld Co., Publishers, 1896. Sextodecimo, 338 pages. First edition. One of the notable contributions toward understanding the relationship between nutrition and the gastrointestinal tract well before advances made during and after World War I in electrogastography and in managing bacterial pathogens. Having established a reputation for the treatment of seasickness, Dr. Herman Partsch (1849-1934), a physician in San Francisco, turned next to summarizing what he had encountered... (Item #4954)
Price: $225.00
The Ills of Indigestion, Their Causes and Their Cures, In Three Essays. Herman Partsch.
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The National Malnutrition.
Milwaukee, WI: Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, 1943. Octavo, 119 pages. Later printing. "This book was written because 999 out of every 1000 people lack proper nutrition." The author, one of American's foremost authorities on deficiency diseases, clarifies what our dietary needs are and how to satisfy them, why we need vitamins and minerals, and what can be done about widespread deficiency diseases. Medical studies cited throughout, including reference to... (Item #3108)
Price: $25.00
The National Malnutrition. D. T. Quigley.
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La callipédie, traduite du poème latin.
Amsterdam et Paris: chez Durand & Pissot, 1749. Octavo (16.5 x 10 cm.), [1] f., 203 pages. ~ FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH & FIRST BILINGUAL EDITION. The French prose translation printed in roman type on versos facing the Latin poem, in italic type, on rectos. Originally published in Leiden in 1655, the poem, on the “art of producing beautiful children,” was the only published work of Quillet, an abbot and... (Item #6478)
Price: $350.00

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